I grew up in Fresno with the dream of playing music, but fortunately had another plan also. I got my degree in Social Studies at Fresno State. I grew up with lots of interesting history in my family and it just kind of became something I loved. After I got my degree I obtained my Teaching Credential through National University. Between teaching and playing music, I earned my CLAD through UCLA.  
In between all of this, I find time to backpack, go riding, read and go camping.